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Google snatches millions from rule-breaking businesses

Google snatches millions from rule-breaking businesses
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Do you have a website? It could be anything - a website for your small business, even a blog. If you publish Google Ads on your site, you better not break the rules. That's because Google could be taking money out of your pockets if you do something wrong.

Google AdSense is the system Google uses to place ads on websites, then pay the website publisher based on engagement with the ads. I have Google ads on my site. It's a simple and effective way to make money online. In fact, it's one three great ways you can earn some extra cash - or even a living - using the Web.

Back in April, I told you how Google had been accused of taking money from AdSense customers. This is similar - but like in April, Google isn't technically doing anything wrong. It's publishers who are violating the Terms and Conditions.

When you violate Google's Terms and Conditions, it has every right to cancel your AdSense payouts, disable your account and refund advertisers any money they've paid to Google. The problem is, many publishers aren't familiar with Google's rules.

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